A school's CSPCs advise principals and, where appropriate, school boards on issues affecting the students and the operation of individual schools.
Their membership should include parents and guardians of students, the principal, a teacher, a student representative (secondary school councils), a non-teaching school staff member, school parish liaison, as well as members from the community at large. Parents and guardians must make up the majority of council members.
CSPCSs may advise the principal or the school board - through consultation by the locally-elected trustee or simply by connecting directly with them, if the trustee is not consulting parents - on:
For more information and CSPC policy and by-laws visit the CSPC page on the TCDSB website.
OAPCE Toronto - OAPCE is a parent volunter led chartiable organization whose mandate is to promote and protect publicly funded Catholic Education in Ontario. Every CSPC should have an OAPCE rep - the CSPC Chair is the default rep for their Catholic parent council if none is elected. Meetings take place monthly.
TCDSB's CPIC is a provincially mandated and funded committee. The provincial mandate of the committee is to support student academic achievement by recommending ways to the Board to increase parent involvement. Parents in each ward elect their CPIC representatives.